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  • ICAA Record ID
    862843
    TITLE
    [Arte es un estilo de vida...] / De Romero
    DESCRIPTION
    [1] leaf
    LANGUAGES
    English; Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Other – notes
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    De Romero, Ralph. "[Arte es un estilo de vida]." Artist's handwritten, 1969. Private Archives of Lizza Robles, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Synopsis

In this set of four brief poems, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, expresses his thoughts about painting and art. Some of the themes he addresses in his poems are related to defining art and its elements, and he also reveals his concern about the reception of his painting.

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Ralph de Romero Rivera (New York, 1946–Humacao, Puerto Rico, 2000) studied in the Departamento de Bellas Artes [Department of Fine Arts] at the Universidad de Puerto Rico. After he graduated, he returned to New York to study at Pratt Institute (1967–70). During his final year at Pratt, he was granted a Fulbright Grant to study under the muralist and painter David Alfaro Siqueiros in Mexico City, where he spent the two years of the fellowship. He subsequently took courses at the Colorado Graphic Arts Center in Denver (1981), and at the Academie de la Grande Chaumière in París (1993–95).

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Credit
Courtesy of the private archives of Lizza Robles Vda. De Romero, San Juan, Puerto Rico.